New Netflix Vampire Film ‘Day Shift’ Earns “Gory” R Rating

by Thomas Tuna

Sounds like a bloodsucker flick worth biting into.

Day Shift–a Jamie Foxx-led vampire movie slated for a summertime debut on Netflix–this week received an R rating from the MPAA, according to a report on

The film–set to hit the streamer Aug. 12–earned the R rating due to its “strong violence, gore and language”. That pretty much sums up a good vampire story.

Day Shift–helmed by first-time feature director J.J. Perry from a screenplay by Tyler Tice (with some help from Shay Hatten)–follows Foxx as a “hard-working, blue-collar dad who just wants to provide a good life for his daughter,” according to the synopsis.

Where it gets interesting is that this guy’s mundane San Fernando Valley pool cleaning job is “a front for his real source of income–hunting and killing vampires as part of an international union of vampire hunters.”

The cast also includes Snoop Dogg, Scott Adkins, Dave Franco, Meagan Good, Karla Souza, Eric Lange, Zion Broadnax, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Oliver Masucci, Steve Howey and C.S. Lee.

Shaun Redick–who produced the movie alongside Chad Stahelski, Jason Spitz and Yvette Yates Redick–called the film a “pulse-pounding thrill ride–with action, danger, grounded comedy an a deep mythology.” And, apparently, buckets of blood.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Day Shift on Netflix.


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